vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvre
 

vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvre

french artist vincent leroy has designed the ‘slow lens’ installation, proposing its placement in front of the louvre, in paris. the reflective lens piece turns slowly in a loop, distorting the museum’s facade. 

vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvreview of slow lens proposal inside the louvre
all images courtesy of vincent leroy

 

 

‘slow lens’ by vincent leroy, is a essentially a curtain of lenses that moves constantly around itself. the materiality and the detailed design of the piece make it look light and fluid, almost volatile, while the movement appears effortless. the lenses break down the appearance of the city, by warping the look of the iconic city landmark. the installation generates a visual effect of repetitive distortion, captivating the visitors’ attention.  

vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvre
everything seems natural, life continues around the installation

 

 

the project acts as a filter between reality and people, providing a dream-like experience. the lenses create a blurry scenery that becomes an enigmatic and intriguing game, causing wonder and contemplation. at night, the surrounding lights are diffracted in the lenses, making them appear detached from the real world and from all constraints. musician jérôme echenoz has created a sound piece arround the installation which resembles electronic wave loops. the audio repetition becomes multiple and infinite, adding to the intriguing effect of the art piece. 

 

 

vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvre
slow lens breaks down the architecture of the museum, by distorting its facade

 

vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvre
oneiric view of the louvre’s architecture

 

vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvre
everything seems quiet around

 

vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvre
at night slow lens acts as a filter between reality and people

 

vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvre
no beginning, no end, only transparency and slow motion

 

vincent leroy envisions distorting lens installation in front of the louvre
first sketch research

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: slow lens to the louvre
designer: vincent leroy
music by: jerome echenoz / adorable studio

 

 

 

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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